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The CIO: Thinking like a CEO

Over the past 30 years, now is the best time to be a CIO. The role of the CIO is in transition. At the same time, the CIO is increasingly more critical to businesses. The CIO role is moving from a Traditional CIO to a Transformational CIO. As technology becomes a necessity in defining business,… Continue reading The CIO: Thinking like a CEO

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My top most used business tools and applications when traveling

What better way to kick off 2017 than to talk about the tools I find to be most useful? I wrote a post back in 2012 that outlined many of the tools I used back then. As many of you know, I travel a lot. Just about every week I am on a plane going… Continue reading My top most used business tools and applications when traveling

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The five most popular posts of 2016

While 2016 is quickly coming to a close, it offers plenty to reflect on. For the CIO, IT organizations and leaders who work with technology, 2016 offered a glimpse into the future and the cadence in which it takes. We learned how different industries, behaviors and technologies are impacting business decisions, societal norms and economic… Continue reading The five most popular posts of 2016

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Understanding the Communications Conundrum: What is the goal?

For years now, different communications solutions have come and gone. Just about every major enterprise player has had a solution at one time or another. Looking back, we started with relatively primitive solutions to communicate between coworkers. Then came email. Email became, and remains, the de-facto standard to communicate between individuals and teams. Since the… Continue reading Understanding the Communications Conundrum: What is the goal?

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Digital Transformation requires intimate knowledge of the business

  Moving to a digital enterprise is not a trivial task. It is neither a journey nor a destination. The shift for an enterprise to embrace digital requires a cohesive effort on multiple levels. Technology plays a role, but only as a tool without context. And it is this very context or knowledge that provides… Continue reading Digital Transformation requires intimate knowledge of the business

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No, you really do need a CIO…and now!

For those that follow my writing, this post may have a familiar ring to it. Unfortunately, there is a reason I’m writing about this yet again as the point still eludes many. The curious case of Acme Inc Take a recent example for Acme Inc (company name changed). Acme is a mid-sized organization without a… Continue reading No, you really do need a CIO…and now!

Cloud

Think you are ready to build a cloud? Think again.

There is plenty of banter about what it truly takes to play in cloud. Do you think you are ready to jump into the deep end? Is your team ready? What about your processes? And finally, is the technology ready to take the leap? Read on before you answer. Two months ago, I wrote “8… Continue reading Think you are ready to build a cloud? Think again.